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Fantoni, Barry

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    • found: Thribb, E. J. So. Farewell then ... and other poems, 1978 (a.e.) t.p. (Barry Fantoni)
    • found: BL auth. file, 30 Jan. 2012 (hdg.: Fantoni, Barry, 1940-)
    • found: The Times diary cartoons, 1984: title page (Barry Fantoni) jacket (Barry Fantoni draws cartoons not only for The Times but also for The Listener and for Private Eye)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 30, 2016 (Barry Fantoni; Barry Ernest Fantoni (born 28 February 1940) is an author, cartoonist and jazz musician of Italian and Jewish descent, most famous for his work with the magazine Private Eye, for whom he also created Neasden F.C.; he has also published books on Chinese astrology; Fantoni hosted a short lived mid 1960s BBC TV show called "A Whole Scene Going" which won him the title of Male TV Personality of the Year; on 27 January 2007 he debuted on BBC Radio Five Live's Fighting Talk; in September 2007 he was a guest on Private Passions, the weekly music discussion programme hosted by Michael Berkeley on BBC Radio 3; Fantoni is also the creator and writer of poems supposedly penned by one E. J. Thribb--the fictitious poet-in-residence at Private Eye; his poems are usually about recently deceased famous people, and always begin "So, farewell then...")
    • found: British Cartoon Archive, via WWW, March 30, 2016 (Barry Fantoni; born in London on 28 February 1940, the son of Peter Fantoni, an Italian-born painter; educated at Archbishop Temple School, London, Fantoni then studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts from 1954 to 1958; he wrote scripts for the BBC programme "That Was The Week That Was" in 1962; in 1966 Fantoni presented "A Whole Scene Going On", a BBC series on music and fashion where Twiggy made her first appearance; from 1968 to 1989 Fantoni drew for the Listener, and for Radio Times, and from 1969 to 1974 he was editor of St Martin's Review; from 1973 to 1977 Fantoni was art critic of The Times, and in 1976 and 1977 was record reviewer for Punch; from 1983 to 1991 he was Diary cartoonist of The Times; Fantoni has also appeared as a film and TV actor, including an appearance as the musician "Zooty Sumatra" in an episode of the 1969 ITV sitcom "Ours is a Nice House;" he has also appeared in TV commercials, written detective novels featuring "Mike Dime", created a one-man show "From the Dragon's Mouth" and, in 1990, formed Barry Fantoni's Jazz Circus; his first play, "Modigliani, My Love", opened in Paris in 1999; as well as his familiar spiky, kindergarten-style pocket cartoons, Fantoni is known for his pop-art caricatures)
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